What time of year should I visit London?
You can travel to London all year round without any problems. There are always many tourists. Even in winter, the hotels are very well booked, but bargains are more likely to be found then than in summer.
Of course, summer has the advantage that London’s climate is warmer and it is light for a long time. It rarely gets very hot in London. Even in midsummer, temperatures only rise above 33 degrees for a few days every few years. As people all over the northern hemisphere go on holiday in July and August, a lot of tourists come to London in these months. Hotels are even more expensive than usual, and there are long queues at many of London’s top sights.
Winter has the great advantage that at this time of year it is on average 3-5 degrees warmer in London than in Germany. So if you travel to London in winter, with a bit of luck you can avoid the really big cold in Germany. The heaters usually work well in the hotels in London. Hotels are also a bit cheaper in winter (except around Christmas and New Year’s Eve), so winter is not a bad time to travel to London. But there is one big disadvantage – in London it gets dark in December already around 16:30 local time. So you have to leave early if you want to see a lot of sights and take photos. As the winter sun is very low, holiday photos in winter are often not as good as in other seasons.Spring and autumn are not bad times to visit the capital of England. There are not too many tourists then, as there are few holidays in the whole of Europe except around Easter. Temperatures around 10 degrees are sufficient for a city holiday. It gets dark much later in spring than in autumn.
Our recommendations: It’s best to go to London between May and September, but the rest of the year is not a bad time to travel either.
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One of the popular excursions in London is to the film studios, where the Harry Potter films were shot. The location of the studios is about 30 kilometres north of London near the town of Watford. The tour includes a bus transfer from London and has very good reviews. A “must” for every Harry Potter fan on holiday in London. The trip by bus and the visit to the film studios takes around 7 hours. You should book early, the popular Harry Potter excursion from London is often sold out. The alternative journey by public transport is not so easy. The excursion to the Warner Brothers Studios is for many London holidaymakers the highlight of their trip.